Been thinking about establishing a thread for this for a while, as I suspect I’m not the only member on here who appreciates fine audio as well as fine watches - so a page to share hifi preferences, setups, advice or general chitchat. I’ll start off with the story of how I got into it, if you’ll indulge me... It’s basically my Dad’s fault. He is a big classical music fan, particularly organ, which doesn’t float my boat at all but that didn’t stop me being impressed by the quality of his 1960s Quad 33/303 amps and electrostatic speaker setup whenever he piped that stuff out, usually at volume bordering on the uncomfortable. Nobody ever forgets their first album - mine was REM’s Automatic for the People and I’ll never forget playing it through that system the day I bought it and just being totally blown away. So when I turned 14 and CD was fast becoming the norm (1992 I think), I asked for and got a player for Xmas. Naturally I needed amps and speakers and, perhaps unbelievably, dad had a spare 33/303 combo knocking around in the loft which he agreed to lend me for the next however-many years, along with a pair of home-made speakers. The speakers weren’t great so I quickly upgraded them to a set of Mission 752 floorstanders, and that setup served beautifully until a couple of years ago, when my wife got fed up with the cables and old boxes and instructed me to sell up and find something more compact. I did so and then turned up to the Bristol hifi expo where I discovered, being a Quad fan, the newly-released Artera Solus one-box system. It was like my R.E.M. moment all over again; I went to several booths that day but must have returned to Quad at least three or four times. I knew there and then I had to have it and had ordered it within weeks along with a set of S1 bookshelf speakers. So now I’m enjoying my back-catalogue all over again! Which is great. And even Dad is jealous; he’d never admit it, but the fact he reclaimed his 33/303 amps after all these years says it all! Thanks for reading. Enjoy the thread.